US Patent No: 7,402,164

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Umbilical cord clamp and cutter

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040172043

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Abstract

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A novel umbilical cord clamp and a combined umbilical cord clamp and cutter are provided for clamping and cutting umbilical cords in one motion. The cutter comprises two shells joined by a longitudinal hinge. A transverse blade is mounted in one shell, and a cutting support is mounted in the other shell across from the blade. One or more removable clamps may be engaged with the shells to be removable from the shells after cutting. Alternatively, a self-winding or plastically deformable band may be engageable with the shells. The cutter and its associated removable clamp(s) may be coordinated with an identifier, such as a color, number, or letter. Blood sampling and diagnostic features may be included with the cutter. The removable clamps may have an openable closure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE UTOPIA GROUP GP, LLCLOVELAND, OH8
THE UTOPIA GROUP, LLCLOVELAND, OH8

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bader, Carrie D M Austin, TX 9 16
Hicks, Ronald B San Antonio, TX 22 746
Leung, Philip C Y Austin, TX 10 53
Villarreal, Hector C San Antonio, TX 4 5
Watson, Jr Richard L McPherson, KS 10 57

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE UTOPIA GROUP, LLC (3)
5,676,672 Umbilical cord clamps with shielded cutter 21 1995
6,443,958 Umbilical cord clamp and cutter 8 2001
6,740,095 Umbilical cord clamp and cutter 2 2002
 
CETUS, L.C. (2)
5,860,989 Umbilical cord blood extractor 5 1997
6,059,794 Umbilical cord blood extractor 6 1998
 
JAHANGER, THERESA M. (2)
5,009,657 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 24 1989
5,997,548 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 6 1998
 
Price Invena ApS (2)
5,947,980 Device for squeezing and cutting an umbilical cord 77 1997
6,421,920 Clamping and cutting devices 8 1999
 
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (2)
5,415,665 Umbilical cord clamping, cutting, and blood collecting device and method 63 1993
5,575,796 Umbilical cord cutter and sampler 10 1995
 
Balagan Medical Inc. (1)
5,797,922 Umbilical cord clamping device 43 1997
 
BIOMAX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,921,991 Multi-colored umbilical cord clamp 14 1997
 
HOLLISTER INCORPORATED (1)
4,212,303 Umbilical cord clamp 57 1978
 
MUSHROOM BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED (1)
2001/0035,824 Infant monitoring and identification apparatus 3 2001
 
OB TECH, INC. (1)
5,520,699 Umbiblical cord clamping, cutting, and blood collecting device and method 20 1994
 
PRICE INVVENA APS (1)
5,697,938 Device for squeezing and cutting an umbilical cord 36 1996
 
RAMSEY, JAMES (1)
5,913,862 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 33 1997
 
SCHULMAN, NORMAN M. (1)
4,716,886 Umbilical cord clamp and cutters 35 1986
 
SCHULMAN, NORMAN M., 8635 W. 3RD STREET #665-W, LOS ANGELES, CA. 90048 (1)
4,938,215 Umbilical cord clamp and cutters 22 1987
 
United States Surgical Corporation (1)
5,462,555 Umbilical cord clip and applicator 56 1993
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
4,781,188 Umbilical cord clamp apparatus 26 1986
4,856,517 Umbilical cord clamp apparatus 49 1987
5,254,129 Arthroscopic resector 36 1991
5,667,516 Mechanism for cutting an umbilical cord 12 1995
5,608,382 Infant identification and security apparatus 24 1995
5,584,840 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 41 1995
5,925,052 Umbilical surgical scissors 53 1997
5,817,103 Umbilical cord combined disinfectant, clamp, cutter and containment system 11 1997
5,968,054 Compressible structure clamping and cutting 10 1998
6,144,304 Methods and apparatus for the secure identification of infants and parents in health care institutions 8 1999

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AKER SUBSEA AS (1)
D649641 Riser and umbilical clamp 1 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8,707,598 Double umbilical identification device mother-infant, and method thereof 0 2011
8,753,355 Umbilical cord tab 0 2012

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